Thanks to folks who came out to hear Nate. I showed up at 6 to make the dinner and then we waited to see if Nate was going to make it. Just as the meeting was getting started, he came through the door and we all cheered. He was trying to make it for 6 and got there at about 7:55. When he talked about his trip, he said that the ride on that day was one of the hardest days because of all the traffic. Trying to avoid freeways and riding into the urban jungle from Big Sur took a bit longer than expected. He was starving and had been riding alllllll day at about 45 mph. So we fed him and gave him coffee and made him entertain us with his stories and POV's of his trip across the United States of America. It was great! We brought Dot in from the lot and he showed her off. The signature, basic plastic blue cup was still on the same hook and his sprocket from the last (the one that was all chewed up) was still attached to the bike like a reminding and endearing ornament. Petefromberkeley also offered to take him in and since he had the spare bedroom and a garage, Nate obliged. Pete knows just what Nate will need today and make sure he gets it. A shower, a good sleep-in, laundry and a garage to tinker in- probably in that order. And this is what he's doing today. I did video his talk and I'll see what I can do about posting it here. Thanks again for all who showed up and gave him a nice welcome to the end of his trip. We had a very good turn out from the San Francisco Motorcycle Club and Nate may go over to their club meeting tonight. If you are traveling around and want to stop by our club, please do! We meet every Weds night and we like guest visitors.